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What lies beneath the ice of Lake Baikal surpasses all imagination

Baikal, the largest freshwater reservoir on the planet, is aptly nicknamed the “Pearl of Siberia“, so it is not surprising that images worldwide are willing to brave harsh conditions to capture the magic lake. The same happened in the cas...
by We care about your travel on May 19, 2016

What lies beneath the ice of Lake Baikal surpasses all imagination

Baikal, the largest freshwater reservoir on the planet, is aptly nicknamed the “Pearl of Siberia“, so it is not surprising that images worldwide are willing to brave harsh conditions to capture the magic lake. The same happened in the cas...
by We care about your travel on May 19, 2016

What lies beneath the ice of Lake Baikal surpasses all imagination

Baikal, the largest freshwater reservoir on the planet, is aptly nicknamed the “Pearl of Siberia“, so it is not surprising that images worldwide are willing to brave harsh conditions to capture the magic lake. The same happened in the cas...
by We care about your travel on May 7, 2015

Smoked Omul, Babushkas, and Lake Baikal

“Should we try it?” my wife and I said to each other, apprehension on our faces. All around us stood old babushkas, heads covered in checkered red scarves, the deep canyons that covered their haggard faces indicative of the cold, hard lif...
by Tripologist on Jul 1, 2013

My Top 10 Travel Experiences of 2012

In many ways, 2012 was the most exciting year of my life. During the year, I spent time in twelve different countries and traveled for six months. I got to ride an elephant, pet a tiger, traverse Siberia, herd goats with nomads, climb over ancient t...
by Tripologist on Dec 21, 2012

Soaking up Siberia - Tea & Coffee

Nice cups of tea sold by provodnika. When traveling around, one of the most interesting and fun things is often paying attention to cultural differences in eating and drinking products, habits and customs. Like I have mentioned in this blog earlie...
by Mondo Memento on Aug 7, 2012

Riding the Trans-Siberian Railway: Where to Stop in Western Siberia

  Between Moscow and Lake Baikal lie over 3,000 miles of track. The Trans-Siberian railroad winds through lowland plains and mountain ranges, chugging away from Russia’s urban centers and slowly out into the unknown. Or at least, that’s ho...
by EuropeUpClose.com on Jul 23, 2012

Artist Interview with painter Andrey Klassen

Paintings and Drawings by artist Andrey Klassen. Today we are proud to have a special interview with Andrey Klassen, a painter from Irkutsk, Russia. Since 2005 based in Dresden, Germany. First of all I would like to thank you for doing this interview...
by WE AND THE COLOR on May 24, 2012


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